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Immigration Lawyer Services

Immigration laws are complicated, resulting in a stressful process for individuals and their families. Our Immigration Lawyers can help you navigate the complexities of the law and understand the available options. We are proud to help individuals, families, business owners, employers, and others with U.S. immigration questions. If you are trying to remain in the United States, trying to gain entrance to the country for yourself or a family member, or are facing any other immigration dilemma, Call Today.

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Changes in US Visa to Retain International STEM Students

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Studying in the U.S. : How to Get Your Visa?

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Biden Administration: Immigration Latest Update

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Since newly-elected President Biden’s rise to power, we are…
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Work Visas During COVID-19

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International Students and Online Courses

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Changes in Asylum

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Live Q&A with Attorney Naresh Gehi on August 19th

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The Cost Of Applying for U.S Citizenship is Increasing

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Raise in Naturalization Application Fees

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Halt on Wealth Test (Public Charge Rule) Via Supreme Court Against Trump

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New Book is On The Way

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Potential Merit-Based Immigration Legislation

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International Students Can Stay in U.S.

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75% of Americans Say Immigration is A Good Thing

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Online Learning and International Students

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What to do if you lose your job during COVID with H1B

Job losses are running rampant. In the U.S., unemployment rates…
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High-Skill Work Visa Restrictions Expected

Restrictions on immigration have been increasing in the United…
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U.S. Plans to Cancel Chinese Grad Student Visas Connected to Chinese Military

As has been a growing trend in recent months, immigration policy…
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USCIS: Resuming Premium Processing for I-129 and I-140 in Phases

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Second Stimulus Check and Immigration

In the previous few weeks, slightly below the radar of the ever-ramping…
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Our Free Zoom Webinar: How It Works

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American Opinion of Immigrants: Different from Trump’s (New Study)

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DACA UPHELD: DREAMERS WILL NOT BE DEPORTED

The Trump administration time and time again have hoped to end…
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DACA Protection: Young Undocumented Folks Still Face Uncertainty

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Trump H1B Ban

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Quick Removal of Asylum Seekers Passed in Supreme Court

This week has been a series of successes for the immigration…
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Joe Biden on Immigration Reform

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Homeland Security Begins Collecting DNA From Undocumented Immigrants

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Immigration Freeze is Spreading The Virus

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Immigration Suspension: Potential Restrictions on H1B Visas

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The Status of Gehi & Associates During COVID-19

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Divorce & Family Lawyer Services

Divorce can be a painful and stressful situation for all involved; however, it doesn’t always have to be. At Gehi & Associates, we have decades of practicing divorce and family law. We handle both uncontested and contested divorces. Above all, we will help you make objective decisions on what is best for you and any children. You’re not alone, don’t let divorce impact your family’s future. Contact us today.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Services

Sometimes people need a second chance in life and that is why at Gehi & Associates we handle bankruptcy cases. The goal of these cases is to eliminate or restructure overwhelming financial obligations. This then allows you to start fresh with any assets that may be exempted by state or federal bankruptcy law. With over two decades of experience, we’ll help you make the best decisions for your bankruptcy case.

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At Gehi & Associates, we handle personal bankruptcy cases under Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13. Above all, after working with us to file your case, you may notice immediate positive results. Examples include:

Please reach out to us at any of our convenient locations for more information or contact us.

Bankruptcy FAQ

Almost any person or company that owns property in the United States or who has a permanent residence or business here can file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. However, you must meet several criteria before you’re eligible for a discharge. This order wipes out qualifying debt, one of which you will not be allowed to use Chapter 7 bankruptcy if you have been released from bankruptcy within the last six to eight years. Depending on the type of bankruptcy you filed or if, based on your revenue, expenditures, and debt burden, you may complete a Chapter 13 repayment plan.

To file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you must petition within bankruptcy court. Bankruptcy filings will ask you to describe:

  • Your home
  • Current income and your monthly living expenses.
  • Any debt property, which you claim by statute, allows you to stay in bankruptcy by Chapter 7 (called “exempt property”)–most states allow you to keep some equity in your home, clothing, household furnishings.
  • Leftover social security payments you haven’t spent.
  • Other necessities owned and spent over the past two years.
  • Properties sold or given away during the previous two years.

Most states will allow you to keep some equity in your home, clothing, household furnishings, social security payments you haven’t spent, and other essentials such as a car, tools, property sold or given away in the last two years.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy should read as such:

Chapter 11 bankruptcy Is designed to enable companies struggling to restructure their finances and maximize their creditor’s and owners ‘ returns.

Filing a petition in bankruptcy court starts the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process. The cases are generally voluntary. However, the debtor must take the initiative in a voluntary Chapter 11 situation, seeking bankruptcy protection. Occasionally, creditors will band together against a defaulting debtor to file an involuntary Chapter 11 lawsuit.

Many debtors file Chapter 11, where they have their principal place of business. Business debtors can also file bankruptcy where they are “domiciled”-that is, incorporated or otherwise structured. For example, companies incorporated in Delaware often file bankruptcy there rather than their home states.

The bankruptcy court agrees that the proposal is viable and formulated in good faith once the creditors have approved a reorganization plan (either the company’s plan or a rival plan). Confirmation of the agreement removes the business from its old debts, but the company is bound by the agreement to make payments to its creditors.

Criminal Lawyer Services

When involved in any part of a criminal case, it is best to have an attorney. It doesn’t matter if it is an investigation, if you’re in custody after being arrested for criminal conduct, or the eve of trial is starting to draw near. Our team has decades of experience in criminal law advocating for our clients. Secondly, we recognize that your freedom is at stake, not to mention the possibility of having a permanent criminal record and even custody of your child stripped from you. Therefore we’ll do everything within the law to make your goals a reality.

Criminal Law

When it comes to Criminal Law you want the best defense possible. Fortunately, Gehi & Associates has 20 years of experience in handling criminal defense cases. They specialize in defending immigrants from criminal charges which gives a lot of the cases they handle an additional layer of complexity. If you have been charged for a criminal offense or even feel like you may be charged soon reach out to Gehi & Associates and make sure you get the help you need.

Criminal Law FAQ

A person arrested is brought to the police station where they are “booked.”  The police will take personal, historical, and biographical information. The police will use this information to determine if the individual has any warrants or criminal history to evaluate whether or not they can be released from custody and whether the payment of bail is required.

An arraignment is usually a defendant’s first court appearance before a judge and the prosecutor. The primary purpose of the arraignment is to inform the defendant of the criminal charges against them.

Yes, a warrant is removed upon the individual’s appearance before the court. The existence of a warrant generally means a criminal charge is pending before a court and has made a preliminary determination that there is “probable cause” that the individual committed the criminal offense.

Personal Injury Lawyer Services

If you or a family member has suffered a severe Personal Injury or died due to other people’s negligence, contact Gehi & Associates. We understand that you may be going through emotional distress, decreased quality of life, or other negative consequences after the incident. If you are experiencing any of these things, you shouldn’t go through it alone, and we’ll work with you to review your legal options so you can get the help needed.

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If you have a Personal Injury claim, contact Gehi & Associates, our Personal Injury Lawyers are proficient with the ins and outs of personal injury cases. Some people may be okay with what any insurance is willing to pay out, but one has to keep in mind that the goal of every business is to make money, and each payout is a loss for the insurance company. The purpose of hiring a lawyer for this is to know what kind of damages you are eligible to recover. This way, we make sure you get the maximum amount to help you recover, all while being able to afford the unexpected bills caused by the incident.

Listed below are some forms of Personal Injury.

Personal Injury FAQ

You will likely have a personal injury case when injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence. Let’s review your claim schedule a free consultation today.

Settlements are the most common resolution when it comes to personal injury cases. These settlements are negotiations discussed between your injury lawyer and the negligent parties. Claims in court are still not uncommon and are anticipated in the legal strategies on a case-by-case basis.

Our attorney might be able to provide a general time frame that you can expect after a consultation, but there is no set length of time that you can expect when pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.

Be sure to see any witnesses to the injury and document the incident with photographs. Also, make sure to get contact information for the responsible party and any witnesses. This information will help should you later present a claim for your injuries.

Wage & Hour Lawyer Services

Workers throughout New York are entitled to be paid for their work. However, some employers choose to violate the local, state, and federal Wage & Hour laws. This practice isn’t all that uncommon. If your employer doesn’t pay minimum wage, fails to provide overtime pay if you are a non-exempt employee, force you to work off the clock, or engage in other forms of wage theft. Please reach out and contact Gehi & Associates. In short, you need an experienced attorney to help you get the compensation you rightly deserve.

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At Gehi & Associates, we believe in getting paid for the work you do. However, this isn’t always what happens in the real world and sometimes employers don’t pay their employees properly for their work. While this is just a single example of why you would need a Wage and Hour Lawyer, more are listed below.

Please reach out to us at any of our convenient locations for more information or contact us.

Wage & Hour FAQ

Yes. However, the cost of buying or taking care of a uniform must not bring the employee below the minimum wage.

  • If Workers at the minimum wage rate must wear a uniform, their employers must clean and take care of the uniforms. OR “Pay the employees to do so.”

Ordinary clothing (such as black trousers and white shirts) is generally not a “uniform.”

The minimum wage requirements cover most people. However, some people are not. Those who are not covered include:

  • Executives and administrators earning more than 75 times the minimum wage rate
  • Professionals
  • Outside salespersons
  • Taxicab drivers
  • Government employees (However, certain non-teaching employees are covered)
  • Part-time babysitters
  • Ministers and members of religious orders
  • Volunteers, learners, apprentices, and students working in non-profit institutions
  • Students obtaining vocational experience

For more detailed information on some of the exclusions in the above list, please see our
Non-profit making Institutions, Public Agencies, and Children’s Camps FAQs.The Labor Law does not consider independent contractors – people in business for themselves – as “employees.” Meaning that minimum wage requirements do not cover independent contractors.
These are the significant exclusions. For a complete listing, see the NYS Labor Law, Article 19, Section 651.

The overtime requirement is on hours worked in a given week. In general, if you have worked more than 40 hours in a pay week and are not “exempt,” you must be paid an overtime rate for all hours over 40. If you are a farmworker, you must be paid an overtime rate for all hours worked over 60 in a calendar week and for any hours worked on your day of rest.

Federal law excludes some types of employees from the requirement to receive one and one-half times their regular pay rate. Many people call these “exempt” positions. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), listed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, outlines occupations excluded by federal law.

New York State follows these exclusions. However, the State still requires that most workers receive at least one-half times the minimum rate for their overtime hours in businesses covered by the Miscellaneous Wage Order.

There are no limits on:

  • The number of work hours per day (except for children under 18)
  • How early in the morning and adult employee may work
  • How late in the day an adult employee may work

An employee must receive 24 hours of rest each calendar week in some industries and occupations. Such jobs include work:

  • Factories
  • Mercantile establishments
  • Hotels (except resort/seasonal hotels)
  • Restaurants (except small, rural restaurants)
  • Elevator operator
  • Watchman
  • Janitor
  • Superintendent
  • Farmworker

Employees who:

  • Work a shift of more than six hours starting before 11 AM

AND

  • Continue until 2 PM

MUST

  • Have an uninterrupted lunch period of

AT LEAST

  • Half an hour between 11 AM and 2 PM

View meal period requirements.
Meal periods do not count as work time; thus, employers need not pay. Employers do not have to provide other “breaks,” such as for “rest periods” or “coffee breaks.” But, if an employer permits a break (of up to 20 minutes), they should pay it as work time.

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